Pronto Pups owner Gregg Karnis poses with a piece of concept art for a new Pronto Pups stand.

State Fair Guide: Find out how the Pronto Pup is made

The iconic Pronto Pup opens a new headquarters at the State Fair — just as fairgoers' eating preferences are evolving.
Mmm, cheese curds.
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8 Twin Cities chefs reveal their Minnesota State Fair food favorites

10:46am
What do Minnesota food professionals like to eat at the fair? Their answers may surprise you.
The Minnesota State Fair has announced 27 new beverages for 2018.
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Funnel cake beer, 26 more new beverages coming to State Fair

August 9
Get ready to drink your way through a big new batch of novelty beers at the fair.
TOM WALLACE • twallace@startribune.com Assignment #20013789A Slug: fair082710 Date: august 26th, _ State Fair opens with what might be record crowds
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FairCam: Live from the Minnesota State Fair

August 8
What's it like on the state fairgrounds at this moment? Check out our FairCam to get a taste of the preparation.
Super Frisbee: At 52 feet high, the gondola rotates at 20 revolutions per minute and free-falls at 3½ times the force of gravity.
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7 new rides to make State Fair midway that much mightier

July 18
Three attractions are billed as the only ones of their kind in North America.
The big reveal: Star Tribune's lip-balm flavor to take detour at Minnesota State Fair
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The big reveal: Star Tribune's lip-balm flavor to take detour at Minnesota State Fair

August 15
Will the 2018 version top last year's "stick" flavor (as in lip-balm-on-a-stick)? We think so.
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